Development Operations Manager

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Dec 14, 2021
Mar 26, 2022
Full Time
Development Operations Manager The George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School invites applications for the position of Development Operations Manager, Advancement & Alumni Relations. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment. About the Antonin Scalia Law School: Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University is the law school of Northern Virginia and is strategically located in Arlington, VA, just two miles from downtown Washington, D.C. Scalia Law is a Top 50 law school, and the jewel in the university's crown. A relatively young law school, Scalia Law is a unique phenomenon, accented by our steadfast commitment to a no-nonsense, interdisciplinary curriculum anchored by economic analysis. The close proximity to Washington is a big selling point, Law schools produce leaders, and Scalia Law does a better job of producing leaders because of its unique commitment to challenging the status quo. All Mason Law students receive an outstanding legal education from a dedicated and distinguished faculty, all are taught to critically evaluate prevailing orthodoxy and pursue new ideas, and, ultimately, are well prepared to distinguish themselves in their chosen fields. The Development and Alumni Relations office within Scalia Law aligns itself directly with the School's mission and vision as well as that of the GMU's Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations to heighten alumni engagement and philanthropic giving of Scalia Law alumni. About the Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations: The Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations is responsible for all aspects of fundraising for George Mason University which includes the successful discovery, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of all donors. Advancement's mission is to build strong, lifelong relationships with George Mason University's alumni and constituents, while matching their philanthropic interests with the university aspirations and priorities. The division is committed to serving the needs of the university, our alumni, and the greater community by providing access to quality education and lifelong learning. Respect, service, integrity, collaboration, diversity, transparency, and creativity are the values that guide our work and culture. About the Position: The Development Operations Manager is responsible for administrative support, managing and analyzing reports for team and Department Chairs and Center Directors, coordinating internal technology (Anthology) and CRM updates, coordinates campaign operations, and provides back-end donor relations support. Responsibilities: Provide the full range of operational functions for the Assistant Dean for Development and Alumni Relations and Development team members and related advisory board leadership including administrative support, calendar management, gift processing, database management, and reporting; Manage and update all databases and records for development activities and generate reports for development officers and the entire office on a routine and ad hoc basis; Serve as the primary contact and liaison for Scalia Law's Anthology subcommunity. Become well versed in platform best practices and support members across the school in use of the tool; Improve office operations through data-driven, strategic planning to maximize the activity of all team members; Generate appropriate electronic and other correspondence and lead department donor steward; Work with Central Advancement and GMU Foundation in gifts processing, foundation fund creation and administration, and when necessary OSP interface; Work with Scalia Law divisions and programs to coordinate communications; Support Alumni chapters and boards; Under the direction of the Assistant Dean, plan for Scalia Law's participation in future Scalia Law or University fundraising campaigns by managing the schedule, materials, collateral, database, and donor profiles for the campaign; Support Scalia Law -wide events such as graduation, JLR, visits of dignitaries and speakers, and other events as needed; Provide back-end support for events, including planning documents, contracts, materials, system updates, and onsite support; May be required to work some evenings or weekends, depending on events and support needed; andBe willing to take on additional work as needed to ensure the smooth operations and coordination with Central Advancement, the University Foundation, and the Dean's Suite. Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience; Experience in administrative management. Proven ability to work effectively work in a dynamic environment and in support of a high-level management team; Excellent computer skills with advance working knowledge of all applications in Microsoft Office, electronic calendaring, and e-mail. Possess skills to provide all aspects of executive level administrative support, especially communication with and generation of external correspondence to the key constituents such as donors and the alumni community; Office experience, with executive support including meeting planning, document creation and preparation. Must have strong interpersonal and organizational skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills; Must be creative, willing to develop stewardship messaging, and utilize Anthology for event tracking and coordination; Must be able to provide operational and administrative support including: budgeting, travel preparation and assistance, reimbursements, calendaring, messaging, meeting organization, event support, volunteer management, reporting, and data input; Excellent organizational and administrative skills, with the ability to multitask; Ability to quickly learn reporting systems, understand travel request systems, computer files and applications, and apply and abide by policy and regulations; and Must have the ability to maintain absolute confidentiality in a highly visible office. Preferred Qualifications: Experience providing administrative support in an academic environment or higher education; Experience using Advance, Orbis, Banner or IModules/Anthology software systems; andExperience in Development databases and reporting formats.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education. Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create. If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at! George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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